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Cold caller currency exchange people?

Old Mar 18th 2014, 10:22 am
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Default Cold caller currency exchange people?

Hi all,

Did a quote online for shipping costs for our move to AD this summer, and as well as endless calls from removal companies 'following up on our follow up', I've had a few calls from 'currency exchange specialists' who have been passed my details - one chap just now told me 'compared to Abu Dhabi banks I can offer 3-4% more'.

Am I in any way wise to keep in contact with these types, or are they just out for my dollar? By the fact that they're cold calling leads, I presume the latter, but just wondered.

Thanks,

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Old Mar 18th 2014, 11:02 am
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Run away from anyone who cold calls - on any topic! Even more relevant if they have 'bought' your contact details.

There are numerous currency houses and they can often get you better exchange rates than via your bank, but I know of too many cases of sharp practice. I use a specific company personally and for all my client so contact me if you would like me to refer you to my contact. They are UK based and properly regulated but also have an office in Dubai.
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Cold callers are a PIB! I don't get many but I'm especially pee'd off when I tell them I'm not interested and they get very aggressive. Click! Blocks number.
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